21 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in Georgia default on student loans


At Sae Institute of Technology, 29  percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The data includes two-year public colleges. The Federal Student Aid Office compiles data on schools receiving federal student aid who entered repayment on selected federal loans in the given fiscal year and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year.

In total, 24 two-year institutions based in Georgia reported 18,414 students entered repayment on student loans in 2014. And 3,822 – or 20.76 percent, above the national rate of 11.5 percent – defaulted on those loans

Georgia 2-year schools with highest default rates

RankSchoolCityNumber of Borrowers in RepayNumber of Borrowers in DefaultDefault Rate (%)
1Sae Institute Of Technology - Atlanta                            Atlanta             1404129.2
2Wiregrass Georgia Technical College                              Valdosta            57216428.6
3Southeastern Technical College                                   Vidalia             44212227.6
4Helms College                                                    Macon               842327.3
5Albany Technical College                                         Albany              1,74544325.3
6Georgia Northwestern Technical College                           Rome                96124325.2
7North Georgia Technical College                                  Clarkesville        3047524.6
8Central Georgia Technical College                                Warner Robins       2,06350724.5
9West Georgia Technical College                                   Waco                1,21127923.0
10Augusta Technical College                                        Augusta             97321421.9
11Andrew College                                                   Cuthbert            1473221.7
12Ogeechee Technical College                                       Statesboro          73215721.4
13Georgia Piedmont Technical College                               Clarkston           90618920.8
14Oconee Fall Line Technical College                               Sandersville        2495220.8
15Columbus Technical College                                       Columbus            84616419.3
16Atlanta Technical College                                        Atlanta             1,96537719.1
17Gupton-Jones College                                             Decatur             1162218.9
18Savannah Technical College                                       Savannah            82915418.5
19Atlanta Institute Of Music And Media                             Duluth              1482718.2
20Medtech Institute                                                Atlanta             4558218.0
21Southern Crescent Technical College                              Griffin             1,01517817.5
22Gwinnett Technical College                                       Lawrenceville       2,08924711.8
23Interactive College Of Technology                                Chamblee            295217.1
24Brown College Of Court Reporting                                 Atlanta             12797.0
Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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